[Tagging] routes with double use hiking and bicycle

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 10:36:06 UTC 2018


Maybe the correct (and tedious) way is to make a formal proposal to allow
multiple values in the route tag, have it approved, and then push the data
consumers (renderers and routing algorithms) to use the multiple values.

On 2 September 2018 at 12:28, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is a route that is;
> a horse riders route
> a mtb route
> and
> a walking route ... It is displayed correctly here
> https://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=176684 as a hiking route
>
> https://riding.waymarkedtrails.org/#route?id=176684 as a horse riders
> route.
>
> But misses out on the mtb!
>
> Presently tagged
> network=nwn
> route=mtb;hiking;horse
>
> While the semi colon is discouraged ... these cases appear to be
> exceptions.
>
>
>
> On 02/09/18 19:02, Volker Schmidt wrote:
>
> There are routes out there that can be used by bicycle and on foot. Up tp
> now I have classified them as one or the or the other, tagging according to
> the prevalent use. This is unsatisfactory and, strictly speaking, not
> corresponding to the principle of on-the-ground-truth.
>
> I would like to distinguish between
>
>    - routes that are exclusively hiking (containing ways that are
>    off-limits for bicycles)
>    - routes that are exclusively for cycling (containing ways that are
>    not suitable for pedestrians)
>    - routes that are intended for double use
>
> The formally correct solution is "route=hiking;bicycle", and
> network=lwn;lcn ecc
> but this tagging is discouraged [1] and is flagged as error by JOSM, and I
> suspect that it also not supported by data users, as it is not documented
> anywhere.
> In my part of the world (Northern Italy) we have plenty of mixed-use
> routes, which is in most cases already reflected in their name " percorso
> ciclo-pedonale ".
>
> I suppose that this has been discussed in the past, and apologize if I did
> not find  (or forgot) where.
>
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Semi-colon_value_separator
>
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